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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-02-04 04:50 PM
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24. Here's the CNN story from 1998 /

February 20, 1998
Web posted at: 4:04 p.m. EST (2104 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A bipartisan group whose members are prominent in U.S. international policy circles called on President Clinton Friday to go beyond a military strike on Iraq and to help overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and replace his regime with a provisional government


While it's no secret the Clinton administration would welcome the removal of Hussein from power, it is against federal law for the U.S. government to assassinate a head of state.

In addition, the administration considers the proposal announced Friday as too expensive -- in military commitment and overall cost -- and too difficult to justify in international forums such as the United Nations.
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